Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, announced this morning that a team of 22 people from the organisation will take on the Four Peaks Challenge in a bid to raise much needed funds for Focus Ireland, CMRF Crumlin, Pieta House and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The four charities selected were chosen by colleagues at Grafton Merchanting ROI. The Four Peaks Challenge will see all 22 Grafton Merchanting ROI participants climbing the highest mountain in each of the four provinces in four days.
The 22-strong Grafton Merchanting ROI team will travel across the country as part of their mountain ascension challenge. The route they will navigate will be Slieve Donard in Co. Down; Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow; Carrauntoohil in Co. Kerry and Mweelrea in Co. Mayo. The challenge will take place from the 2nd to 5th of May, with Grafton Merchanting ROI hoping to raise in excess of €40,000 for the four charities that have been chosen with great care. They are as follows: As the homelessness crisis worsens in Ireland, 6,000 people in Ireland are considered homeless, Focus Ireland are on the frontline changing lives daily, challenging homelessness and supporting those most at risk. The monies raised for CMRF Crumlin will go towards the Diabetes Clinic which provides necessary treatment for children. Pieta House provides specialised treatment programmes for people who have suicidal ideation and supports for families affected. Ireland has the highest incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in the world. More than 1,200 people in Ireland suffer from the disease. CF Ireland was set up 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland
The team at Grafton Merchanting have already started training for the demanding four-day challenge and the fundraising drive for the €40,000 is underway.
The 4 Peaks Challenge team at GMROI were also absolutely delighted that former Irish rugby player Ronan O’Gara showed his support at the launch of their May initiative.
Speaking about the challenge, Patrick Atkinson, CEO, Grafton Merchanting commented: “I am proud to announce that in May 2019, Grafton Merchanting ROI is aiming to raise important funds for four richly deserving charities in Ireland, by undertaking the Four Peaks Challenge. Grafton Merchanting ROI has a long and proud history of working with and donating to charities who raise funds for those most in need in Ireland. This year, a team of 22 people from Grafton Merchanting will attempt to climb four mountains in four days with a goal of raising €40,000 plus for CMRF Crumlin, Pieta House, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Focus Ireland. On behalf of all the team here in Grafton Merchanting ROI, I would like to wish the chosen team of 22 employees well in this endeavour and encourage anyone anddonate to this worthy cause.”